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post #301 of 317

That interview with the showrunners is quite something. I think it was Incognito kicking himself for reading showrunner interviews earlier in this thread, and I agree with him after this part:

 

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* Gansa said that some of Carrie's behavior this season was driven by being on a very measured course of Lithium, where last year she was self-medicating and trying to let her manic genius out, and "There is this idea that possibly her genius is dulled a little bit by maintaining this emotional equilibrium, which we're going to explore next season." 

"Emotional equilibrium"? I don't know, for someone whose senses are dulled by medication, she seems awfully tense.

post #302 of 317
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

"Emotional equilibrium"? I don't know, for someone whose senses are dulled by medication, she seems awfully tense.

 

We've seen her off her meds (last season and this). There was a big difference.

 

I just think the one thing Claire Danes and her eyes can't play is sleepy.

post #303 of 317

Thing I'm most excited for next season: F. Murray Abraham's no doubt expanded role of "leader of the pack of trained government killers sent into the woods to try and kill Grizzly Adams Brody." 

post #304 of 317

Dana: "I talked to my dad earlier. I was here when he was getting ready."

CIA Guy: "What did you talk about?"

Dana: "Nothing. Normal stuff. He...he wasn't acting strangely."

CIA Guy: "How do you know?"

Dana: "He's my dad. I just do. He didn't do this."

CIA Guy: "Why do you do that shit with your sleeves?"

Dana: "Huh?"

CIA Guy: "Hold your sleeves over your hands. Why do you do that?"

Dana: "..."

CIA Guy: "It's dumb."

CIA Guy: "I'm calling it in."


Edited by Kevin Matchstick - 12/18/12 at 7:06pm
post #305 of 317

Random shit that was hoisted upon me by the internet today. Do you guys know that Dana has her own entry on foot fetishist sites? 

 

Just because I got so creeped out that I feel the need to share my misery. 

post #306 of 317
Have we even seen Dana's feet?

Shows you how much of a pedophile fetishist I am.
post #307 of 317

re: Dana. You gotta feel bad for the hand fetishists.

post #308 of 317

Me, to Homeland.

"You're the smartest and the dumbest fucking show I've ever watched."

post #309 of 317

At what point has it ever been the smartest?

post #310 of 317
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Originally Posted by Evi View Post

At what point has it ever been the smartest?

 

Come on. This show's had moments THIS SEASON that were among the very best I've seen on television all year. (And, uh, yeah -- they all came in the first half.)

post #311 of 317

I'll be the first to admit that it hasn't been 24-level silliness all the way through but no I don't really think there's been a moment when its approached being the smartest show on TV. Even Q&A, this season's best episode, was mostly held up by the acting. The actual mechanics of how she broke Brody I personally found to be kind of ludicrous.

post #312 of 317
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Originally Posted by zak chase View Post

 

Come on. This show's had moments THIS SEASON that were among the very best I've seen on television all year. (And, uh, yeah -- they all came in the first half.)


Even-handed thinking has no place on these boards! Shows are either rectal cancer or the best thing ever... unless other people think they're the best thing ever, in which case they're overrated double rectal cancer!

post #313 of 317
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Originally Posted by Evi View Post

At what point has it ever been the smartest?


Way to be semantic about my joke. But in all honesty, while it's never been the smartest, it was at least pretty smart through most of the first season and for almost half of the second. 

post #314 of 317
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Way to be semantic about my joke.

 

Haha sorry I'm not trying to be a pedant, was merely struck by what you said because it implied that there were moments when you thought the show was amazingly smart. For me it's constantly shuttled between dumb, as you mentioned, and the sort of good you might expect from a really good episode of Dexter or The Walking Dead. Truth is that even at its best it's been damn good drama with a seriously shitty handle on the terrorist situation.

post #315 of 317

Gotta say I was disappointed in the finale. I figured they would re-boot the show, setting up the next season's fresh adventure, leaving some of the cast alive to continue. The big explosion was somehow lame. Letting Brody go was kinda expected. Now I guess he'll turn up in a couple years as a bad guy. I've gotta decide to watch or not when it begins again next year.

post #316 of 317
Tore through both seasons the past couple of weeks. Nothing really of note to add to the thread that hasn't already been discussed. Somewhere on the cutting room floor that drunk marine guy is doing his Grounds Keeper Willie, "I Warned Ya", line to other drunks in a bar watching the news.

- I hate the opening credits to the show. My hate continued to grow with each passing episode. Mainly due to...

- Claire Danes psychotic whiny voice/crying antics that rivaled the shit Starbuck did in the latter half of Battlestar's run. We're going the wrong way....

- I felt bad for the Brody's son. Nobody notices him, he's always playing off brand xbox games.

- Fucking hell the daughter grew to be tiresome. I was half hoping her and the whatever the kids name would die horribly when they were joyriding through town. One out of two ain't bad.

- Did they fire the pervy producer on loan from Game of Thrones in the second season?

- Mmmm, sweet delicious Skype. If it's good enough for the CIA then it's good enough for a regular shmoe like me to use.

Look forward to the next season, slight annoyances aside, some decent tv to be had. Think now we'll use our showtime sub to catch up on Dexter.
post #317 of 317
The first half of this season was pretty brilliant, but jesus did they also treat us to some dumb shit.

What was the point of that whole Dana and Finn subplot that amounted to absolutely nothing? And what the fuck is the point of Abu Nazir if he doesn't have a beard?

Also that search for Abu Nazir in the factory was beyond silly. Imagine they had suspected Bin Laden to hide in a factory back in the days. Yes they would send in tactical team to sweep the place, and when that didn't work they would have combed every inch of that building with 100s of men and with the interior bathed in floodlights (assuming it was impossible for them to switch on the power). But no, in this series they run around with fucking flashlights before they give up after a few trys.

And they just established earlier in the episode that these teams always operate in pairs of 2, so where the hell was that gus's partner? (the guy Carrie runs around with).

That second to last episode was so dumb that it almost ruined the entire 2nd season for me.
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